Williams will bid farewell to two senior staff members in the next year. Dean of the College Sarah Bolton has been named president of the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, effective July 1. And Provost Will Dudley ’89 will begin as president of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., on Jan. 1, 2017.

Bolton, who joined the physics faculty in 1995, has been dean of the college since 2010. Dudley joined Williams’ philosophy department in 1998 and became provost in 2011.

Will Dudley

In letters announcing the news to the Williams community, President Adam Falk said of Bolton: “I’ve never seen anyone more devoted to students and their academic and personal growth, safety and well-being.”

Dudley, meanwhile, “brought a rare combination of analytical depth and humane commitment to his five years as provost,” Falk said.